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Red Hot Chili Peppers Music 'Used To Torture Terror Suspects'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK

Exposure to music by the Red Hot Chili Peppers was reportedly one of the torture techniques used by the US Government on terror suspects. Speaking ...

Cookie Monster Used By Far Right As Symbol In Germany, Say Police

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK

German police are probing an unlikely new symbol for neo-Nazi extremists - the Cookie Monster from Sesame Street. The trend was first noticed when ...

11 Reasons Why You Are Reading This

Steph Weller | Posted 03.04.2014 | UK
Steph Weller

If I pick up my phone to use it for its original purpose - to actually ring someone, the temptation is to just have a peek at my newsfeeds. I then get sidetracked and find myself scrolling through '14 of the Most Hilarious Mullet Hairstyles, Ever', but why?

WATCH: Benedict Cumberbatch On 'Sesame Street'. OH YES.

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.02.2014 | UK Comedy

And presumably millions of American children's days, too... But stuff them! This is one for 'Sherlock' fans! Yes, here's a clip from 'Sesame Street...

WATCH: One Direction Singing On The Street

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

One Direction have made it. Official. How do we know? Because they're on the street. Sesame Street. The timeless children's TV show has played hos...

The Top Ten Vampires Who Definitely Don't Suck

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.10.2013 | UK

SEE ALSO: The Hex Factor: The Top Ten Best Witches For Halloween Having the lifeblood sucked out of you doesn't have to be an altogether unpleasant...

Merchant Navy Unveils Latest Weapon In Combating Somali Pirates

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.12.2013 | UK

Pirates in the horn of Africa are being blasted into submission by Britney Spears. The Princess of Pop’s tunes Baby One More Time and Oops! I Di...

Puppets Called 'Plug' And 'Socket' Spark Gay Rights Debate In Israel

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Television adverts starring a pair of male puppets called "plug" and "socket" have instigated a debate about gay pride in Israel. The puppets, name...

WATCH: Sesame Street's Grover Sings 'Get Lucky'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Comedy

A tip of the hat to Adam Schleichkorn for this little gem - Daft Punk's 'Get Lucky', as performed by Grover and some of the other stars of 'Sesame Str...

WATCH: Cookie Monster Sings Tom Waits

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Comedy

It was inevitable. The world's most amazing, gravelly voiced artist... performing a song by Tom Waits. Simple, but brilliant. Previously, Cookie Mo...

What's Michelle Doing WIth The 'Big Yellow Menace'?

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 22.02.2013 | UK Politics

Mitt Romney has resumed his malicious campaign against Big Bird, forcing the fabulously feathered Sesame Street favourite to take up residence in the ...

We Need to Talk About KidLit

B.J. Epstein | Posted 06.04.2013 | Home
B.J. Epstein

There some amazing literature published for children and young adults - literature that can and should be read by people of all ages - but besides it being entertaining, moving, disturbing, and educational to read, it is also fascinating to study and discuss.

Elmo Puppeteer Resigns In The Wake Of Sex Scandal

PA | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

Sesame Workshop says Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash has resigned from Sesame Street in the wake of allegations that he had sex with an under-aged youth. ...

Elmo 'Voice' Kevin Clash Resigns Amid Second Underage Sex Allegation

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK

Kevin Clash, the actor who voices Sesame Street favourite Elmo has quit in the wake of a second underage sex allegation, AP reports. A statement f...

Elmo Actor In The Clear After Accuser Recants Sex Allegations

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK Entertainment

The man who accused the actor who voices Sesame Street's Elmo character of having an under-age sexual relationship with him has recanted his story. ...

If Elmo's Taught Us Anything, It's That Newsnight Taught Us Nothing

Mikey Smith | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Politics
Mikey Smith

If ITV News' desire for cheap internet traffic has in any way contributed to the death of Elmo, they should be truly ashamed.

Elmo Actor Takes Leave From Sesame Street To Fight Sex Allegations

WENN | Posted 12.01.2013 | UK Entertainment

UPDATE: Elmo Actor Kevin Clash In The Clear After Accuser Recants Sex Allegations An actor who voices 'Sesame Street's beloved Elmo character has...

Want Your Kids to Grow Up Thinking Men Are More Important Than Women? Read Them Children's Books

Ruth Whippman | Posted 09.12.2012 | Home
Ruth Whippman

Banished from Mr Men world, Andrea Dworkin style, the females of the 'Men' species apparently formed their own nation state in the early eighties, providing the various settings for the 'Little Miss' Books. But any thoughts of the establishment of a radical feminist utopia stop there.

Twitter Jokes Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.10.2012 | UK Comedy

The Government cost us £40m in rail fares - sorry, not fares, mismanagement - Roy Hodgson blabbed on the Tube, Barack Obama disappointed millions, an...

PHOTO: Obama Unveils Strategy For Next Presidential Debate

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK Comedy

(Photo for The Huffington Post UK by David Schneider and Simon Hume). More TOPICALOLs: Ed Miliband And Labour Do 'Gangnam Style' Have...

WATCH: Christian Bale's Batman Goes A Bit 'Cookie Monster'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Excellent! Another modern mystery explained! If you've been struggling to come up with a plausible reason why Batman sounds so extraordinarily gruf...

Voice Of Sesame Street's Count Von Count Dies

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 27.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Jerry Nelson, the voice and operator of Sesame Street character Count von Count has sadly passed away aged 78. Mr Nelson worked on numerous comedy ...

Zac Puts On The Gun Show

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2012 | Home

Zac Efron has been keen for us to forget his days as a Disney darling for a while now. And if he keeps on doing hot photoshoots like this, we'd gl...

WATCH: Cookie Monster Covers Carly Rae Jepsen's 'Call Me Maybe'

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK Comedy

If you haven't listened to Carly Rae Jepsen's super sugary chart topper Call Me Maybe yet, then congratulations: you are one of the very few people cu...

WATCH: Rock Band Explain The Primary Colours On Sesame Street

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 01.02.2012 | UK Comedy

Rock band OK Go have done some seriously cool things in their time, including recording a music video on some treadmills and creating an elaborate Rub...